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International Patient Services Outreach to Mexico. Barbara Swanson Felix, Coordinator Adolfo Felix, M.D., Liaison. Mexico Outreach.

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International patient services outreach to mexico

International Patient ServicesOutreach to Mexico

Barbara Swanson Felix, Coordinator

Adolfo Felix, M.D., Liaison


Mexico outreach

Mexico Outreach

The Mexico Outreach Program is based on the premise, that through collaborative efforts between UMC and the various components of the Mexican healthcare system, it is possible to provide enhanced continuity of care at a lower cost to the patient while being more efficient in the use of UMC resources.


Impact on arizona hospitals

IMPACT ON ARIZONA HOSPITALS

  • Injured and acutely ill people from Mexico rely heavily on the U.S. for medical attention.

  • These individuals are not eligible for financial assistance programs in Arizona.

  • Hospitalizations are often long and follow-up care is difficult to arrange.


Issues

ISSUES

  • Time lapse prior to receiving adequate medical attention.

  • Continuity of care.

  • Cultural and linguistic barriers.

  • Inefficient use of limited resources.


Principal strategies

Principal Strategies

  • Developed Physician and Hospital Network

  • Back Transports of the Medically Stable Patient


Nogales emergency medical and treatment unit

Nogales Emergency Medical and Treatment Unit

  • Bi-National Cross-Border Health “Summit”

  • Opened first trauma bay in General Hospital in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico

  • Awarded USAID - $365,000


Participants

PARTICIPANTS

Sonoran

Public

Health

System

Bi-National

Advisory

Board

Local

Community

Support

Organization

Public and Private

Healthcare

Providers in

Arizona


Resources

U.S

Dollar $$$

Equipment and supplies

Maintenance

of equipment

Resources

Bi-National

Advisory

Board

MEXICO

Medical facility and staff

Supplies and equipment

Local community

support

MEXICO/U.S.

Supplies and medication

Transportation

Continuing medical education


Collaborating organizations

COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS

University Medical Center and Foundation

Holy Cross Hospital

Tucson Medical Center

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona-Mexico Commission, Health Services Committee

Arizona Delegation to U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission

U.S. Agency for International Development

Hospital General de Nogales, Sonora

Hospital General del Estado de Sonora

Hospital Infantil del Estado de Sonora

Secretaria de Salud del Estado de Sonora

Comision Sonora-Arizona, Comite de Salud

Sonora Delegation to U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission


Continuation

Continuation

  • Maintain and monitor the Nogales facility

  • Further cultivate relationship with USAID-MEXICO

  • Replicate the Trauma Stabilization model in Agua Prieta

  • Provide oversight of CME in Mexico

  • Maintain relationships

    - UMC and Secretary of Health/Mexican physicians

    - Chairman, Sonora Arizona Commission-Comite de Salud


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